17 Stormo Incursori

Italy’s Youngest SOF: 17 Stormo Incursori

May 31, 2022 Guest 0

By Riccardo Catalano. Special operations in the Italian military is a tradition that goes back to World War 1, with the first group of “Arditi” (those who dare) born in 1917. This unit was an attempt to give an impulse […]

Green Beret Conducts Ice Diving Training

CRS Report – U.S. Special Operations Forces (May 2022)

May 17, 2022 SOF News 0

A report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) has been updated and provided to Congress. Contents: Command Structures and Components Additional USSOCOM Responsibilities Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Army […]

Greek SOF in Exercise Orion 22

SOF News Update – May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Members of Greek Special Forces (SOF) prepare for Exercise Orion 22 as they jump from the ramp of a Greek Air Force C-130 aircraft […]

Trojan Footprint 22

SOCEUR Kicks Off Trojan Footprint 22

May 5, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Kirsti Brooksby. Trojan Footprint (TFP) 22 is set to begin May 2 and conclude May 13, with U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) proactively working and training together with NATO allies and European partners across Southeastern Europe, the Baltics […]

Cold Response 22

Tip of the Spear – April 2022

May 3, 2022 SOF News 0

The April 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear published by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is now available online. Featured articles include: Tanzania Joint Combine Exchange Training Purple Heart for Green Beret (Northwest Africa) Exercise Cold Response […]

LTG Braga USASOC Commander

Video – U.S. SOF Commanders Testify on Force Readiness

April 29, 2022 DVIDS 0

The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services heard testimony on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from special operations commanders on efforts to sustain special operations force readiness and transform the force for future security challenges. Witnesses included: Army Lt. Gen. Jonathan […]

Arctic Edge 22 HALO

Special Operations News Update – April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. USSOCOM cdr interview, JSOF profession, strategic competition and SOF, and more. Image: Sailors perform a high-altitude low-opening jump during Arctic Edge, a biennial homeland defense […]

NAVSCIATTS Patrol Boat Lght. Photo by Angela Fry, Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, October 30, 2018.

Special Operations News Update – April 19, 2022

April 19, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: NAVSCIATTS Patrol Boat Light. Photo by Angela Fry, Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, October 30, 2018. Ukrainians Graduate from NSCITTS Training. […]

SOF Vision and Strategy 2022

U.S. SOF Vision and Strategy

April 12, 2022 John Friberg 0

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC) have released its Special Operations Forces Vision & Strategy document (April 11, 2022). Vision Statement. The document leads off with […]

Cold Response 22

Special Operations News Update – April 6, 2022

April 6, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: A Member of 1-10 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participates in drills in preparation for their participation in Exercise Cold Response 22 in Sweden in […]

Special Operations Winter Mountain Operator Course

Special Operations Winter Mountain Operator Course

April 2, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Travis Fontane. The Special Operations Mountain Warfare Training Center on Fort Carson held a field training exercise as the culminating event for the Special Operations Winter Mountain Operator Course (SOWMOC) in Gunnison, Colorado, March 14-16, 2022. Before graduating […]

Green Beret Conducts Ice Diving Training

Special Operations News Update – March 31, 2022

March 31, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: A Green Beret from 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) readies to conduct an ice dive on Fort Carson, Colorado, 18th February, 2021. The training […]